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  • Qatar: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: IraqQatarIndustries: All
    Qatar's economy has not only, as we expected, successfully absorbed the shocks from its neighbours’ boycott two years ago, it has strengthened -- particularly in banking and foreign reserves.
  • Issuance of the Amnesty Law on Tax Penalties in Iraq

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: IraqServices: TaxLegal
    Iraq's newly passed amnesty law on tax penalties according to law No. 9 for 2019. This law is effective from the date of publication in the official gazette (Iraqi Official Gazette) on 19 August 2019.
  • Iraq: Growth recovery despite structural woes

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: IraqTunisiaIndustries: All
    Higher oil output should boost growth, but structural vulnerabilities, particularly high unemployment and a growing population, are being left unattended by the absence of any major legislative action.
  • Iraq: Both oil production & government formation pick-up

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: IraqIndustries: Minerals & Resources
    Real GDP is expected to rebound strongly to 2.9% this year from a 0.4% contraction in 2017 following the liberation of Iraqi territories from ISIS and the pickup in oil exports.
  • China's Sinopec weighs takeover of Gulf Keystone

    Content Types: Recent TransactionRegions & Countries: IraqIndustries: Oil & Gas
    China's Sinopec Corp is weighing a takeover of Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP.L), an oil company operating in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
  • China Machinery Engineering Corporation wins $1bn project to build power plants in Iraq

    Content Types: Recent TransactionRegions & Countries: IraqIndustries: Power/Utilities
    China Machinery Engineering Corporation wins the $1bn project to build power plants in Iraq
  • Against all odds: VC & entrepreneurship forge ahead

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: EgyptIraq...Industries: Banking & FinanceServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    Arabia Monitor's regional theme this quarter focuses on private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) in MENA, highlighting key trends and analysing the impact of recent geopolitical instability and the reduction in short term economic confidence resulting from the oil price shock.
  • Reconfiguring the Silk Road

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: EgyptIraq...Industries: Oil & GasServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    China has become more commercially and diplomatically engaged in the Middle East and North Africa region, encouraging some regional countries to look east in search of an alternative partner. Arabia Monitor's Chief Economist shares her insights with Al Ahram Weekly.
  • Opportunity amidst volatility over 2015

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Services: Economic Research & Strategy
    As usual, changes in business confidence at the country level were varied. Increased optimism amongst CEOs in the main oil-exporting nations, including Qatar and Kuwait, contributed to the moderate uplift in regional sentiment. We explore the reasons for cautious but high optimism in Saudi Arabia. Nations where optimism eroded included Lebanon.
  • Arabia Monitor Monthly Issue #25 (May 2015) - Resilience amidst a decisive storm?

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: EuropeBahrain...Services: Economic Research & Strategy
    In the May MENA monthly, Arabia Monitor sheds light on the main developments that have taken place throughout the Middle East this past month. Our lead story is that of Yemen – the Arab world's poorest country.